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6 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I Siege coinage - Vienna

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand I (1519-1564)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1529
Value 6 Kreuzer (0.1)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver
Weight 3 g
Shape Klippe
Demonetized Yes
References Markl# 293-305
  • Moriz Markl; 1896. Die münzen, medaillen und Prägungen mit Namen und Titel Ferdinand I. / Band 1. Text. Verlag der Verfasser Prag Haase, Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia.
  • Moriz Markl; 1896. Die münzen, medaillen und Prägungen mit Namen und Titel Ferdinand I. / Band 2. Abbildungen. Verlag der Verfasser Prag Haase, Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia.

Obverse

Legend in 4 lines and leaves in corners.

Lettering:
TVRK
BLEGERT
WIEN
15Z9

Reverse

4 shields around a St Andrew's cross, Austria, Castilla, Hungary, Bohemia.

Mint

Vienna, Austria (1194-date)

Comments

Markl describes numerous variants for obverse legend  (e.g. TURK BLE / GERT WI / EN).
Weight varies 2.5 - 3.2 g.
The first siege of Vienna by the Ottomans took place in September-October 1529 under Soleiman I and failed largely due to the weather conditions and the skill of the defenders detecting underground mining tunnels.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1529 

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